William J. McGraw III

Tel: (937) 332-9616


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How Can William J. McGraw III Help You?


William McGraw has been an attorney since 1973, and with Dungan & LeFevre since its inception, presently serving as President. He is a Certified Specialist in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the Past Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Council of the Ohio State Bar Association. He has been recognized as one of Ohio’s “Super Lawyers” by Cincinnati Magazine, each year since its inception in 2004.  He was named one of the top 50 lawyers in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in the entire State of Ohio.

William McGraw handles estate planning, trust, and probate matters ranging from complex estate tax planning to basic will preparation. He helps people avoid probate, does simple and complex trust planning and counsels people regarding powers of attorney, living wills and healthcare powers of attorney. Bill is experienced in the use of Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts as well as sales to IDGTs (Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts).

Bill handles a variety of business planning matters including Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Family Limited Partnerships, and helps owners of businesses in business succession planning.

He has served as an expert witness in trust and estate litigation and is considered one of Ohio’s preeminent experts in Trust, Estate Planning, and Probate law.

A 1972 graduate with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law, Bill also serves on the Editorial Board of the Ohio Probate Law Journal, for which he has authored a number of articles. He speaks at estate planning CLE seminars, helping to teach Ohio lawyers estate planning techniques. He was one of the original members of the Joint Banker/Bar Committee which authored and oversaw passage of the Ohio Trust Code. In addition, he has testified on pending legislation before committees of the Ohio Legislature.

Bill and his wife, Donna, have two children, both married, and four grandchildren.

A copy of Bill’s Curriculum Vitae can be viewed here.


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The Ohio State University College of Law Juris Doctor, cum laude 1972

Ohio University, BBA cum laude, 1970

Troy High School, 1966